FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Noah Roberts says the Pokagon State Park Toboggan Run is his family’s new tradition.
“It’s like fun and also exciting. You kind of feel that adrenaline,” Roberts said.
That adrenaline comes from the bumpy 90 ft. drop on a long wooden sled.
While on the ride, you will glide down the track at about 30 miles per hour but Kendrick Matteson thought it felt much faster than that.
“It felt like I was going 100 miles per hour,” Matteson said.
And the way it makes people feel is exactly why Ted Bohman with the Pokagon State Park says he loves his job.
“Just look around. Everybody has a smile on their face today. There’s nobody disappointed,” Bohman said/
Over the course of the season, they estimate to have about 90,000 of those smiling faces ride the track, which will be a 60,000 person increase after they had to turn people away last year.
“We were trying to squeeze everybody in but due to COVID, we could only open one lane,” Bohman said.
He says things are back to normal now so people can come try to beat the 42 mph record.
There is one thing you should know if you plan on riding:
“If you sit in the front, your eyes water a lot,” Matteson said.
— Briana Byus (@BrianaByusFOX55) November 26, 2021